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  1. CHF CHF
    CHF: Congestive heart failure....
  2. Chicken genome Chicken genome
    Chicken genome: The genome of the Red Jungle Fowl, Gallus gallus, the ancestor of domestic chickens, comprising about 1 billion DNA base pairs. The Gallus gallus genome was the first avian genome to be sequenced. A team led by Richard Wilson from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...
  3. Chicken pox Chicken pox
    Chicken pox: See: Chickenpox....
  4. Chicken soup Chicken soup
    Chicken soup: Long known as Jewish penicillin. See: Jewish penicillin....
  5. Chickenpox Chickenpox
    Chickenpox: A highly infectious viral disease also known medically as varicella -- in many countries, this disease is always called "varicella" -- that causes a blister-like rash, itching, fatigue and fever. The rash crops up first on the face and trunk and can spread over the entire body resulting ...
  6. Chickenpox immunization Chickenpox immunization
    Chickenpox immunization: Immunization designed to prevent or lessen the severity of the common disease known as chickenpox. The vaccination currently involves only one shot, given at about one year of age. If an older person has not had chickenpox, the shot may be given at any time. There have been ...
  7. Chickenpox rash Chickenpox rash
    Chickenpox rash: Chickenpox is characterized by a rash, often the first sign of the disease. The rash of chickenpox develops in crops with raised red spots arriving first, progressing to blisters that burst, creating open sores, before crusting over. This process usually starts on the scalp, then th...
  8. Chickenpox vaccination Chickenpox vaccination
    Chickenpox vaccination: See Chickenpox immunization....
  9. Chiggers Chiggers
    Chiggers: The larvae of one type of mites, of the family Trombiculidae. The larvae, or juvenile forms, feed on vertebrates such as humans, while the adult mites feed on soil. Chigger bites produce a red welt accompanied by an intense and unrelenting itch. Chiggers are so tiny that they can barel...
  10. Chikungunya Chikungunya
    Chikungunya: An urban disease resembling dengue fever, seen mainly in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia, caused by an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The most prominent frequent feature is severe arthritis. Chikungunya fever was first described in epidemic form in East ...
  11. Chilblain Chilblain
    Chilblain: A cold injury which, while painful, causes little or no permanent impairment. It appears as red, swollen skin which is tender, hot to the touch, and may itch. This can worsen to an aching, prickly ("pins and needles") sensation, and then numbness. It can develop in only a few hours in ski...
  12. Child abuse Child abuse
    Child abuse: Child abuse is a very complex and dangerous set of problems that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children. Although most people think first of physical abuse when they hear the term, physical abuse makes us 25 percent of reported cases. It is ...
  13. Child abuse, emotional Child abuse, emotional
    Child abuse, emotional: Emotional child abuse is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it can be difficult to detec...
  14. Child abuse, physical Child abuse, physical
    Child abuse, physical: Next to child neglect, physical abuse is the second most frequently reported form of child abuse, accounting for 25% of all cases of child abuse. Physical child abuse is physical injury inflicted upon the child with cruel and/or malicious intent. Physical abuse can be th...
  15. Child abuse, psychological Child abuse, psychological
    Child abuse, psychological: Also known as emotional child abuse, this is the third most frequently reported form of child abuse (after child neglect and physical child abuse), accounting 17% of all cases of child abuse. It is likely that emotional child abuse is greatly underreported, since it ...